ETF Trends publisher Tom Lydon spoke with Nick Elward, Natixis Global Asset Management, SVP, Head of Business Development and ETFs, at Inside ETFs conference that ran Jan. 22-25, 2017.

Elward discussed its first ETF — Natixis Seeyond International Minimum Volatility ETF (MVIN) — as well as international investing and controlling volatility.

3 Trends to Asset Allocation & Portfolio Construction

3-trends-to-drive-asset-allocation-portfolio-constructionThe second half of 2016 was a pretty easy period for investors. Volatility was mild on all fronts, and while the market was already on a comfortable upward trend, it responded with unexpected enthusiasm to the US Presidential Election.

The result was many US indices hitting record highs in December based on the expected business-friendly tax policies and infrastructure build out of the incoming administration.

“That’s all great news for advisors, but you need to tread carefully moving into 2017,” says Nick Elward, SVP and head of ETFs at Natixis Global Asset Management. Natixis Global Asset Management’s active transparent ETF provides lower-cost, lower-risk access to international stocks in pursuit of better outcomes in today’s unpredictable markets.

Click here to read the full story on ETF Trends and NYSE’s exclusive 2017 Market Outlook Channel.

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